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Read a collection of stories and learn from the perspectives and experiences of our City Year Americorps members, students, partners and alumni.

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Benefits & Resources
4 tips for making the best first impression through your job application
February 12, 2018

Here are a few tips from the members of City Year’s Talent Acquisition team that will help you confidently craft…

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Benefits & Resources
Living on a stipend: quick, healthy and affordable meals
February 9, 2018

Still, a healthy meal is important for your wellbeing and productivity.  From breakfast to dinner here are some quick, delicious…

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Our Alumni
Making the Leap to Consulting After City Year
February 5, 2018

Learn more about this City Year AmeriCorps member’s journey from a national service gap year to consulting and how they…

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Benefits & Resources
Five nonprofit management program scholarships for City Year alumni
December 4, 2017

City Year empowers you to lead your peers, build relationships with students and the communities you serve and partner with…

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The Corps
Voices from the field: teaching’s challenges and rewards
November 20, 2017

Growing up, I loved everything that came with attending my local public schools in Milledgeville, Georgia. From a very young…

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The Corps
Using empathy to facilitate difficult conversations
November 8, 2017

Karinne Caisse, City Year Sacramento Team Leader, shares how the tools and trainings that City Year provided help her navigate…

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The Corps
Voices from the field: supporting and celebrating our AmeriCorps members of color
October 18, 2017

A 2017 study found that having just one black teacher in elementary school (third, fourth or fifth grade) reduced the…

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Education
National service fuels a holistic approach to student and school success in our highest-need communities
October 2, 2017

Our three decades of youth development experience, along with external research, has shown that students’ academic success is directly tied…

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Education
Why City Year strives to ensure that students come to #SchoolEveryDay
September 11, 2017

Research shows that chronic absenteeism is an indicator that a student is in trouble academically and is at increased risk…

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Our Impact
Investing in relationships: how one Cleveland high school “moves the needle” for students
September 5, 2017

Maddie DeLong built a number of special relationships with students during her service year as a City Year Cleveland AmeriCorps…

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The Corps
How City Year AmeriCorps members nurture students’ social-emotional growth — and their own.
August 28, 2017

This extended day program at Sarah Greenwood School in Boston offers students a chance to receive tutoring and extra homework…

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Our Alumni
A message from our CEO and co-founder on recent events in Charlottesville
August 14, 2017

“Like millions of my fellow Americans, I was outraged and saddened by the events in Charlottesville this weekend. City Year…

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